Jacob Kush-Holly Springs Salamanders
Kush ends his summer with a 2.43 ERA and a strong season overall.
Despite allowing 25 hits, one of the highest totals on the team, he only surrendered 8 runs. He also notched an impressive 29 strikeouts.
Kush can be a real asset for the Tigers, if he can pitch for contact and get help from his infielders. His summer performances show he has it in him.
Mike Coletta-Holly Springs Salamanders
Coletta got a little bit of play time this summer, starting in late July as he continues to rehab after a late season injury with Missouri.
He only managed one hit in his 11 plate appearances, but right now it’s not about getting lots of hits, it’s about getting back in the groove. Hopefully he can take the rest of the offseason to fully recover.
The Salamanders finished the CPL season in 5th place in the East Division, at 24-20
Ty Wilmsmeyer-High Point-Thomasville HiToms
Wilmsmeyer only had 27 at-bats for the HiToms this summer. While it is a small sample size, it is not a good sample size.
Wilmsmeyer hit .185, with 5 hits and 6 RBIs. He struck out 10 times. Not the kind of progress that Missouri baseball fans would hope for.
Hopefully, with more opportunities he will find more contact, but this summer was a chance to grow at the plate that was seemingly squandered.
The HiToms finished second in the West Division at 25-19, before falling in the first round of the playoffs to eventual champions Savannah.